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Kingdom Hearts (Steam) Gameplay and Story Info | Everything We Know

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The Kingdom Hearts series is an action RPG where you battle the forces of darkness alongside characters from both Disney and Square Enix universes. Read on to learn about its plot, gameplay, and what its latest trailer contains.

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Kingdom Hearts Story Plot

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Kingdom Hearts is a video game franchise created by Tetsuya Nomura that primarily follows Sora, a spiky-haired boy who becomes a Keyblade wielder. Alongside Donald and Goofy, Sora travels to various Disney worlds to stop the Heartless invasion orchestrated by Xehanort. Tasked with sealing each world's keyhole, Sora works to restore peace across the realms. As the story unfolds, Sora discovers deeper layers of darkness and faces new enemies such as Organization XIII and the Nobodies. Fortunately, Sora is not alone; he is joined by fellow Keyblade wielders including Kairi, Riku, King Mickey, Roxas, Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. Together, they maintain their connection through the bonds of their hearts.

Kingdom Hearts Gameplay

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In the Kingdom Hearts series, you play as Sora or another Keyblade wielder in a third-person action RPG adventure. You explore various worlds, primarily featuring Disney characters like Mulan and Winnie the Pooh, but you also encounter Square Enix characters like Cloud.

The gameplay is fast-paced, involving battles against enemies like the Heartless. Combat typically involves using the Keyblade to attack, magic, and summons, with the RPG elements including equipping new skills, items, and Keyblades to grow stronger.

The battle system varies across the series. Kingdom Hearts I, II, and III feature traditional RPG mechanics with skill and combo unlocks that help Sora deal massive damage. In contrast, Birth By Sleep, Dream Drop Distance, and Re:Coded use the Deck System, where powerful abilities are organized into a deck and have cooldown times after use.

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Chain of Memories relies on a card-based system where players organize cards into a deck, but unlike command decks, the player cannot attack once the cards are depleted.

Each game introduces unique combat mechanics, such as Drive Forms in Kingdom Hearts II, which change Sora's outfit and abilities. The series also features a variety of mini-games, including the Gummi Ship builder and space battles, as well as rhythm games.

Additionally, each world you encounter contains platforming segments and puzzles.

Kingdom Hearts Trailer

Steam Announcement Trailer

The Steam Announcement Trailer has not yet premiered, but according to its description, Steam users will soon be able to “join Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, and many other Disney and Pixar characters on adventures through the 'Dark Seeker Saga.'” This release spans from the original KINGDOM HEARTS to the “critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC), offering 10 magical experiences.”

The trailer will also feature a newly re-recorded version of Simple and Clean by Hikaru Utada, the vocalist renowned for her contributions to the Kingdom Hearts series.

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Kingdom Hearts Product Information

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Title KINGDOM HEARTS (STEAM)
Release Date June 13, 2024 (Steam)
Developer Square Enix
Publisher Square Enix
Supported Platforms PC(Steam)
Genre Action RPG, Adventure
Number of Players 1
ESRB Rating E
Official Website Kingdom Hearts Website

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